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LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Walker County

 
 
Walker County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
1. Walker County Marker
Inscription. Created December 18, 1833, and named for Major Freeman Walker of Augusta, prominent attorney and United States Senator. Here the fierce Chickamaugas preyed upon pioneers, and were in turn defeated and driven away; here Federals and Confederates locked in combat in 1863.

Lookout Mountain and its spur Pigeon Mountain on the West, Taylor's and Dick's Ridges on the east of the county provide spectacular scenery. Rich coal and iron deposits abound; between the mountains lie fertile valleys.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 42.522′ N, 85° 16.863′ W. Marker is in LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 1 / 136), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in Joe Stock Memorial Park. A group of markers and monuments are located here. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John B. Gordon Hall (here, next to this marker); The Battle of LaFayette (here, next to
Joe Stock Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
2. Joe Stock Memorial Park
This park has many markers as can be seen. The house in the background is the Marsh-Warthen House, a Confederate memorial stands to the left.
this marker); The Army of Tennessee (here, next to this marker); General LaFayette (here, next to this marker); To Our Confederate Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker); Chattooga Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chattooga Academy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaFayette.
 
Also see . . .  Walker County Website. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
 
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Walker County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
3. Walker County Marker
A Confederate memorial stands in the center foreground, with two sets of two markers in the background, two on the right and two on the left (including the featured marker).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   3. submitted on April 29, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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